Research Assistant in Electrochemical Engineering

Imperial College London, UK has an opening postdoctoral fellowship position. The funds for this position are available for 18 months. Applications should be sent before September 26, 2019.

The Department of Chemical Engineering is seeking a Research Assistant/Associate in Electrochemical Engineering to model, design, construct, characterise, and optimise energy efficient, environmentally benign, elegant and economically-viable electrochemical reactors and processes, using ionic liquids and aqueous electrolyte solutions, for lead recovery from end-of-life lead-acid batteries.

Such processes will be more energy efficient, less polluting and more economical than conventional pyrometallurgical processes, so benefitting the environment and the circular economy.

Model the kinetics of electrode reactions and the reactor, to facilitate process and reactor design;

Construct and characterise an electrochemical reactor for lead recovery;

Develop techno-economic models of the electrochemical and pyrometallurgical processes, with specific energy consumptions as a key performance indicator.

Theoretical knowledge and practical experience of electrochemical systems is essential;

Skills and experience of modelling and design of (electro-)chemical reactors and processes is essential;

Knowledge of a computer language such as Matlab or Comsol is preferable.

*Candidates who have not yet been awarded their PhD officially will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range 34,397 - 37,486 per annum.

The post is available from 01 Oct 2019 for 18 months in the first instance, and is based in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London (South Kensington Campus).

Informal enquiries about the post can be made to Prof. Geoff Kelsall (

To apply, please click the apply now button at the top of the page. Please ensure you include a completed application form with your submission.

Further information about the post is available in the job description.

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Deadline: September 26, 2019
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